Welcome to the Department of Economics

Economics at Northeastern focuses on the application of economics to real-world problems of policy and business.

Our undergraduate program features co-op work experience integrated with classroom studies and undergraduate research opportunities. Our Master’s program provides students with the analytical skills and experience necessary for a wide range of jobs and career advancement. Our PhD degree in applied economics readies students to lead research in government, consulting, and legal support as well as prepares them to teach economics.

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Boston, MA 02115-5000
phone: 617.373.2882
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email: econ@neu.edu


Department of Economics News

Massachusetts economy grows by 5.9 percent, outpaces nation

“Labor markets appear to be nearly back to full employment levels,” noted Alan Clayton-Matthews, MassBenchmarks senior contributing editor and associate professor of economics and Public Policy at Northeastern University. ..
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Unfriendly Skies

Professor John Kwoka speaks on airline deregulation in the November 3, 2017 issue of The American Prospect
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United Nations Trade and Development Report 2017 – Beyond Austerity: Towards A Global New Deal

Professor John Kwoka’s research on efficiencies in mergers and in merger analysis is cited in the 2017 United Nations report on Trade and Development…
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Mars antitrust remedy ‘not even a drop in the bucket’?

Professor John Kwoka weighs in on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s decision to clear Mars’ proposed acquisiton of VCA, Inc. The VIN News Service, September 27, 2017 ..
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Bust Up America’s Monopolies Before They Do More Harm

Bloomberg View August 3, 2017..
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Massachusetts economy surged in second quarter

According to Prof Clayton-Matthews, the growth in the Massachusetts economy is in line with swings in economic activity in recent years. The Boston Globe July 31, 2017..
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“Nothing Stops a Bullet Like a Job”

How Do Summer Youth Employment Programs Improve Criminal Justice Outcomes and for Whom?
Associate Professor Alicia Sasser Modestino

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
310 Renaissance Park..
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09/11/2017 - 12/19/2017

NU Economics Society Meeting

for NU undergrads, Mondays at 6:00 p.m., WVG 106..
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Early Childbearing, School Attainment, and Cognitive Skills: Evidence from Madagascar

Assistant Professor Catalina Herrera's paper on early childbearing, co-authored with  David E. Sahn (Cornell University), has been accepted for publication at Demography.

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Global Housing Markets and Monetary Policy Spillovers

Associate Professor Jun Ma presented a seminar on global housing markets at Wesleyan University.

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Innovation and Antitrust Workshop

Leading economists and policymakers from the US and Europe attended an all day workshop, hosted by the Department of Economics, to discuss innovation analysis in current antitrust cases.

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